The market of Android tablets may not be the most competitive nowadays. The fact is that Google OS does not have a big appeal for big-sized displays, in counterpart to iPadOS. Despite this, there are some Android OEMs that still bet on this segment and are getting positive results from it. Since there’s no much competition, the few players in this segment get all customers of this range. Samsung is among the leading players in the Android-Tablet side of the coin. The brand is constantly pushing new tablets to keep its portfolio alive and interesting. Earlier today, we saw rumors about a new Lite variant for the Galaxy Tab S7 series. Now, a mysterious Samsung Galaxy Tab has emerged on the Geekbench benchmark. Considering the specs, it’s not part of the S7 series. It will certainly hit an affordable price tag.
Samsung seems to be preparing a new wave of competitive tablets alongside its new mid-range smartphones. The newly spotted tablet should come for the low-end segment as it was found in Geekbench with the Helio P22T. The Helio P22 series brings eight Cortex-A53 cores which aren’t the best performing ARM-based cores right now. Still, it provides acceptable usability on basic apps.
Samsung SM-T225 spotted on geekbench.
— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) January 21, 2021
A low-end Galaxy Tab with Android 11 straight out of the box
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab will sport the SM-T225 model number. According to the Geekbench listing, firstly spotted by tipster Abhishek Yadav, it will carry the MediaTek MT8768WT chipset. This chipset isn’t common, the reason is that is a tablet variant of the Helio P22. It’s also found inside of the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus 2nd generation. The Galaxy Tab featuring this chipset achieved 810 points in the single-core and 3,439 points in the Multi-Core department. Don’t be excited with these numbers, after all, they are based on GeekBench 4.0 which brings higher results than the current GeekBench 5.0 platform. The chipset operates at up to 2.3GHz which means that it’s an overclocked Helio P22 as the vanilla can’t go higher than 2.0GHz.
Another interesting fact is that the tablet runs Android 11 which means that it will debut with One UI 3.0 or One UI 3.1 straight out of the box. It’s great to see that Samsung is focusing on bringing new devices with Android 11, as other companies are still pushing new smartphones with Android 10.
Not many details are known about this SM-T225 model, but rumors suggest it is a Galaxy Tab A 8.4-inch. However, the last year’s Galaxy Tab 8.4 (2020) features a model number SM-T307 which is higher than the SM-T225. For that reason, we don’t think these devices are part of the same lineup.